Depends on whether the rogue is an equal opportunity invader, or wants something from you specifically.
Before the Sony rootkit scandal, how many security minded individuals would have hesitated to put an audio CD into their computer's CD player? That insertion didn't have to go through a network firewall, but rather was walked right around it.
You can believe that, but having had a muiltidisciplinary career, half of which was in various levels of IT, I will paraphrase a wise man: the only safe computer has had its CPU, memory and storage removed and destroyed, is buried in 50 ft of concrete, is surrounded by a moat filled with hungry sharks, and the moat is in turn surrounded by armed guards who are watched 24/7 on CATV from a hidden bunker. And even then I am not certain the computer is safe.
There is only the probability of safety, never an assurance. To suggest only one hole that can not be cured by a firewall -- your router may have suffered the same fate as Ciscos.
The ability to hack (don't know if it was done in the wild) cars is not new. It goes back at least a decade, since the "fly by wire" brake, accelerator and other controls started to be connected by radio signals instead of wires.
When I asked the salesman about it, he seemed genuinely surprised and unbelieving. Given that I was able to read him well enough to beat his price into the dirt, I believe he was telling the truth about not knowing about it.
Actually only the attorney who files the DMCA takedown needs to swear that he believes the complainant. The complainant makes no statement under penalty of law that he has any rights to the work in question.
But, I do agree with you. Filing a fraudulent claim should be a basis for significant punishment. Repeated fraudulent claims should be a criminal matter.
I am not sure that the proper way to describe the collapse of the "Occupy Wall Street" was inherrent in its structure, or lack thereof. But more that it was beaten into a monolayer by the thugs of the official NYPD and the hirelings of Wall Street, some of whom were offtime official NYPD.
The producers of what is called entertainment are soothing their own egos by claiming that their works are actually good enough to be stolen.
Their constant babbling about "pirates" sending them to the poorhouse has been disproved so many times that the real cause of the calumnies heaped on the population, can only be based on emotional problems.
I would be happy if they voted with their feet and wallets, but that is disticntly not within the human paradigm. Look at all the crap that companies have pulled that the user population just ignores.
Sony is a great exemplar. Rootkits in audio material that take over a computer if you list to a legally purchased CD on your PC. Taking out capabilities that were touted as a reason for purchase (removal of Linux from a game console.)
Companies that produce absolute garbage (MPAA and the RIAA) abuse the user and the law. And users are so hungry for crap they don't need, that they put up with it. Perhaps they all need to go to submissive school, and learn that it is the bottom who really holds the power.
There are many automated encryption systems that are on or available 24/7 for data and voice. Apple and Google just make convenient targets because they are well known to the population, and the tyrants who would sway them.
It would make me ecstatic to believe that Obama was the responsible individual. That this went back only as far as his administration.
But as an example, the NY Times secretly knew at least a year before Bush 43's second election that the Bush was collecting information in bulk without warrants. And there is good reason to believe that it went back further to at least Clinton's time, and likely before it.
The USTR is laying the ground work for saying that you don't own what you create. Right now they are saying that you have no right to give away what you develop. Which means that you don't really own it.
The next step will be the loss of the ability to sell what you create when a company with a larger legal army claims that it can make a greater profit than you can.
After that it will take the equivalent of a DMCA take down notice to declare that you have no right to what you created.